CyrusOne, a premier global data center REIT, has celebrated breaking ground for its first data center campus in Dublin, Ireland. Tesh Durvasula, CyrusOne’s President - Europe, hosted an event to mark the beginning of construction for its new Dublin I data center site. The campus is located in Grange Castle Business Park South. The new facility will open to customers in Q4 2020.
“We’ve made a clear commitment to expansion in Europe and building our presence in Dublin sits at the center of this strategy. Our modular approach, which enables us to build data centers quickly and efficiently, is perfectly suited to such a vibrant market where demand is expected to accelerate over time,” said Tesh Durvasula, President-Europe, CyrusOne in a statement.
Upon completion, the site will have a total power of 74MW. The Dublin I campus will comprise three separate two-story buildings and will offer 360,000 square feet of data center space. The data center operator is already responding to customer requests for space. According to the company, its Massively Modular approach will be adopted to build the facility. The approach is designed to reduce the time, complexity, and cost associated with major data center builds, increasing project efficiency.
The campus will have closed loop chilled-water cooling and will rely on 100% renewable sources to supplement the main power supply. The Dublin I campus will be among the first CyrusOne data centers in Europe to deploy closed loop chilled-water cooling, reducing water consumption. The system uses an air-cooled chiller technology with an integrated compressor and condenser that cools the closed loop of water.
Besides roof-mounted solar panels, the campus will have other features. A ‘green wall’ around the site will help make the buildings more energy efficient and act as carbon sinks reducing carbon emissions. Also, the development will boast rejuvenated grassland areas, pollinator-friendly planting and habitat for amphibian wildlife.
CyrusOne provides mission-critical data center facilities for approximately 1,000 customers, including more than 200 Fortune 1000 companies. The Texas-based company has nearly 50 data centers worldwide.